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Kate Newman, Partner

Kate Newman

Partner

Languages

French

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Competition, EU and Trade
  • Consumer
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Food and drink
  • Retail
  • Transport

Practice notes

Kate Newman is a Partner in our Competition, EU and Trade team. Kate is a specialist in the anti-trust/competition field, with more than 20 years of experience and expertise across a wide spectrum of EU and UK competition law matters including the application of competition law to strategic collaborations, commercial strategies, trade practices and agreements; complex abuse of dominance issues; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; and advising clients who are the subject of investigation by the competition authorities, including dawn raids, cartel investigations and market investigations.

Kate's experience includes:

  • advising one of the main parties in the energy market investigation, one of the largest market investigations to date undertaken by the Competition and Markets Authority;
  • advising a global manufacturer in the European Commission's investigation into the trucks sector, one of the largest EU competition investigations to date, including the first successful post-Statement of Objections settlement; and
  • advising a main party in a complex phase 1 and phase 2 merger inquiry by the Competition and Markets Authority, achieving a rare reversal of a key provisional finding during the phase 2 investigation.

Kate has written articles on competition law for Competition Law Insights, the Global Competition Review, the Trade Practices Law Journal and LexisNexis. Kate is regarded by Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and the Acritas Stars Database as a leading individual, being recognised for "the breadth of her experience", "her commitment to client service" and her experience in "providing strategic and compliance related competition advice".

Kate is a regular speaker on competition law matters and has lectured at the School of Law at the University of Leeds.

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Winners of the Global Competition Review award for behavioural matter of the year (Europe). This was for the creative, strategic and innovative work carried out in a non-merger matter before an enforcer in Europe.